Stuff the Bus to help hungry families this season

North Coast Current

This holiday season, the North Coast Current highlights news from local nonprofits, fundraisers and other outlets in support of our communities. (Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, FreeImages)Albertsons and Vons partner with local groups for the 12th Annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive to help families in need.

Now through Dec. 14, donate a $5 pre-filled bag of groceries at local Vons stores or donate nonperishable food items at Albertsons. Then, on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., buses and Girl Scouts will collect the donations. Homemade items and glass containers are not accepted.

Stuff the Bus is organized in cooperation with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, Girl Scouts San Diego, San Diego Food Bank and North County Food Bank.

Participating coastal North County stores:

Encinitas Vons
453 Sante Fe Drive

Carlsbad Vons
6951 El Camino Real (Dec. 14 bus pickup site)
2560 El Camino Real
985 Tamarack Ave.
3439 Via Montebello

Solana Beach Vons
931 Lomas Santa Fe Drive

Del Mar Vons
2606 Del Mar Heights Road

Oceanside Vons
845 College Blvd.

Oceanside Albertsons
4150 Oceanside Blvd. (Dec. 14 bus pickup site)
3450 Marron Road (Dec. 14 bus pickup site)
3925 Mission Ave.

Other Vons and Alberstons locations throughout North County are also participating. Go online for updates and to find a store nearby:

This news brief is published as part of the North Coast Current’s In the Spirit holiday community coverage. Email fundraising, donation and event notices to currentevents[at]

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